RECONSO
RECONSO
Name RECONSO
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status cancelled
Organisation Georgia Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
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Optical payload in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to enable low-cost unqueued space object detection and tracking.

Description

Optical payload in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to enable low-cost unqueued space object detection and tracking. Inertial bearing and apparent magnitude measurement will be processed on-board and downlinked to Georgia Tech for further processing and distribution. This data will directly support efforts to mitigate the threat of space debris to national and international space assets by supplementing existing Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensors. Photographs of the sky regions of interest will be acquired during the sunlight portion of the orbit. Onboard processing will occur during the eclipse periods. Image processing will detect moving objects in the acquired series of images and assign orbital parameters to the detected objects. Downlinked data will be the estimated orbital elements for the debris, not raw images.

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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness, Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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